In early February of 2019, IHartHarvest (IHH) established a capital campaign titled “The Campaign” to fulfill the funding for specific equipment needed for expansion of our food offering products - Sweet Corn, String Beans, Yellow Beans, Snap Peas, Sweet Peas Lima Beans and more. It is reported by the Greater Berks Food Bank (GBFB) that local demand for food assistance tripled in the past 18 years. More people in need of food assistance equates to more staples to supply them with a few boxes of nourishment throughout the year.
Currently, IHH help provides fresh grown food for some 50,000 different people on a yearly basis. GBFG serves 12,400 people overall in a year in both Berks and Schuylkill counties. Children . . . 26,900 in number, as well as 17,000 senior citizens, depended upon the GBFB in the last year. Annually, the GBFB distributes more than 7 million pounds of food valued at over $11 million, through 312 partner agencies (food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens), as well as through its direct service programs (Senior Totes, Weekender Backpack, Produce 4 Kids, Mobile Market). We serve too, unlisted local pantries and food kitchens, Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley who reports 80,000+ clients, and now also to Chester County Food Bank in Exeter was added for limited distributions.
Because of this critical need for nourishment and the volume of people relying on food supplied for their daily diets, IHH made the decision to begin our Equipment Expansion Capital Campaign with a $200,000.00 goal.
We must “bring more to the table.” So we ask for your thoughtful consideration, and a pledge or gift to the capital campaign for IHartHarvest, Inc. - the potato project. And more importantly for the people who have come to depend upon our harvests and your help.
-/ Walt Zawaski, President
DONATE TO OUR EQUIPMENT CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Please submit your contribution by clicking the “Donate” link on this page OR simply mail a check to:
IHartHarvest, Inc., 1892 Moselem Springs Rd., Hamburg, PA 19526 - Specify "Equipment Campaign"
*Please type “Equipment Campaign” in any Special Purpose field on the donate page so your donation is credited to the campaign.*